Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom – TKG Values

TKG Focus: Whole Child. If we truly want to cultivate happiness in our homes and schools, we can’t just pay it lip service. We must model behaviors that make us happier, healthier and more productive. *** By JESSICA LAHEY/New York Times When I look out into my classroom, and take …

Community Newsletter-Week #30 Redwoods Class (Ages 9-11)

Redwoods: Working on their stencil artwork Deep Learning at TKG “A party without cake is just a meeting”  ― Julia Child Layer Cake: When More is More If you know me, then you know that I am a self-admitted & self-admonished avoider of cooking or baking. It might be because I …

Community Newsletter-Week #32 – Nature Growers (ages 7-9)

Learning happens in so many ways! Behind the Scenes – Portfolio Shares “Human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.”  ― Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed Need some help organizing your garage this spring?  Don’t hesitate to call on your Nature Grower for help! End of school year calls …

TKG LISTEN: Capacity Building & Empowerment

What does it mean to re-invent education? It means building on the concepts that work and integrating the information & practices that empower people. It doesn’t just apply to schools – it transfers to real life: *   *   *The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia*** When Yvonne van …

TKG LISTEN: Southbay Equity Project

TKG is joining up with Artzone 4 Kids and Manhattan Beach Nursery School to launch an organization designed to help educators and community get comfortable with conversations about social equality in the Southbay. It’s a small group, open to anyone, with its heart in discovery, openness and change. The following resources were …

TKG KNOW: Less Reading, More Range

Try to broaden your ideas of what our students are capable of—besides math and reading—this year. And just for fun…look at this list checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series: Can your child “draw and color and stay within the lines of the design being colored?” Of course. Can she count “eight to ten …